Fusalp x Zenith: What you need to know about the most desirable collaboration of the moment

When two Alpine stars combine their know-how and their taste for innovation, the result is a breathtaking capsule.

Author By Marie-Caroline Selmer

What do the watchmaker from Le Locle and the tailor from Annecy have in common? First, they have chosen to live in the mountains, and second, they both share a passion for technical innovation and contemporary design. While the first has established itself as one of the most innovative companies in the watchmaking sector since 1865, the second has made its name for itself in the world of skiing with silhouettes that combine technical prowess and glamour.

It is around the idea of movement that the theme of the collaboration between the two Alpine stars emerged. Zenith and Fusalp have brought a unique capsule through their historical expertise and visionary talent. This capsule, which also coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Fusalp brand, includes two bespoke watches and a contemporary sport-chic wardrobe.

DEFY Classic Fusalp watch in black ceramic, 41 mm case, Elite 670 Skeletonized movement with automatic winding.

When asked about this new partnership, Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, did not hide his enthusiasm: “This is a new and exciting type of partnership for Zenith, which is very important to us. More than just a fashion house, Fusalp is innovative by nature. Its relentless pursuit to produce highly technical yet fashionable clothing is something Zenith can relate to completely.

DEFY Classic Fusalp watch in white ceramic, 41 mm case, Elite 670 Skeletonized movement with automatic winding.

When innovation meets a strong sense of style, the result rarely disappoints. That is the case with the two variations of the iconic DEFY Classic Skeleton, ideally proportioned as a sporty-chic unisex watch, distinguished by its symmetrical openworked dial. With its 300 uniques pieces in a black ceramic case and 100 pieces in white ceramic, the DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp watch seduces with a dial that multiplies the references to the two companies: the five-pointed star for the Manufacture, the snowflake and the tricolors for the French luxury ready-to-wear brand. For the strap, the two brands opted for rubber, a material that is as durable as it is elegant, whose raised pattern of concentric rectangles contrasts with the openworked dial. The detail that really catches the eye? Both special editions are powered by the Elite high-frequency automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve. So you can hit the slopes with complete peace of mind.


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